The idea to turn Center City’s unused rail lines – three miles in total – into a park was born roughly 14 years ago. And finally, the time has come. The volunteer day focused on Phase 1; 25,000 square feet of railway stretching from Broad Street to 13th Street. The event created an opportunity to invite Timberland’s partners and members of the community to lend a hand in building the park. Together, we laid 65 yards of dirt, transported hundreds of pavers, planted over 800 shrubs and even a couple of trees. For me, it was surreal to see a space so many have hoped for start to spring to life right before my eyes.